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Submission Guidelines

Who Can Submit

Social Dynamics and Complexity publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of Social Dynamics and Complexity focused research group and its collaborators. For additional information, please contact

How to Submit a Paper

  1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (PDF). If you use a word-processing program other than Microsoft Word, look for an "export" or "save as" option in your program to save it as an RTF file. If you have questions, please contact
  2. Write an abstract for your paper with a maximum of 250 words. Please also select keywords. These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.
  3. Submit the paper using eScholarship's submission workflow. You must click this link to begin the submission process. (Note that you will need to create an account and sign in to submit your paper.)
  4. If you have any questions, contact

Overview of the Process

After you submit your paper, the submission management system will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the paper. At this stage, we're unable to make any changes beyond the truly necessary. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.

How to Revise Your Paper

If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, for example in a journal, please send the citation of the new version to We will be able to inform repository users about the new version.

If you would like to post a revised version of your paper on the site, please follow the instructions in "How to Submit"; however, please specify when you submit the paper that it is a revision of a previously submitted paper.